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Everglades

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  • Charles Pattison: Minto West development brings bad mixture

    The old real estate adage — location, location, location — is just as true today as it has always been. And when a new development will require the investment of up to $180 million in taxpayer subsidies for new roads, one has to think the...
  • Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades

    Amateur explorers find historic fort in Everglades
    It was one of several forts the U.S. Army built in South Florida in the 1800s, allowing soldiers fighting the Seminole Wars to rest and regroup. Fort Harrell was one of the more obscure outposts, wedged into a rugged swamp area, accessible mainly by...
  • FAU honors Cherokee, Everglades leaders

    One advocates for Cherokee Indians, the other for the Everglades. Florida Atlantic University is giving both honorary doctorates today. Jim Henson , a former tribal chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, is being honored for helping FAU...
  • Current commission not good enough: Melamed

    Howard Melamed, candidate for Coral Springs City Commission seat 4, believes the current city commissioners do not have the skill sets required to move the city forward in the right direction. "They are trying, but their best is not good enough," Melamed...
  • Gator comes knocking at Coral Springs home

    Gator comes knocking at Coral Springs home
    Luann and Jorge Alonso have lived in their house on the fringe of the Everglades for 18 years. They've seen alligators — but they never imagined that a 9-footer would come to the front door. Luann Alonso awoke with a fright when a clacking "det,...
  • Boxer, port commissioner challenge Alcee Hastings

    A former heavyweight boxing champion and a port commissioner are challenging U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings in the Democratic primary in a black-majority district that stretches across the Everglades. District 20 — which includes parts of Deerfield...
  • Palm Volleyball Preview

    Last year was a season of "this close" for Palm Beach County volleyball teams. Jupiter was "this close" to a state title, losing to eventual 8A champion Winter Park in the final four. Boca Raton was "this close" too, only losing to Jupiter....
  • Scout leads path to new labyrinth on Glades Road

    Drivers passing by First United Methodist Church Boca Raton West Campus may notice a large round slab has emerged on the clearing behind the wooden cross on Glades Road. It's a 30-foot labyrinth, with an overall pattern used for worship and...
  • Martin's commitment gives WVU another selling point to area recruits

    Martin's commitment gives WVU another selling point to area recruits
    Locking down a commitment from 2015 Dwyer receiver Tavares Martin on Wednesday did more for West Virginia than one might think. Martin's verbal gives the Mountaineers eight Broward and/or Palm Beach players commits. That ties Florida Atlantic for the...
  • Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan

    Scott calls for scrutiny of Big Sugar development plan
    Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday called for state regulators to pay “special attention” to potential effects on the Everglades that could come from sugar industry development plans for farmland south of Lake Okeechobee. The Sugar Hill development...
  • We could have been Everglades County

    We could have been Everglades County
    In the spring of 1915, when the state Legislature decided to break up what was then known as Dade County and create a separate county, the new tract was to be named for its most notable – and sizable – feature: the Everglades. It only...